The Ascension

William Morris & Co. (Westminster)

c. 1953

St Alban's Church, West Acton, London W8

The window is in the north chapel of the church, which was added in 1908. It is an interesting treatment of the the subject, which includes two Jewish elders, one carrying a torah and the other carrying the tablets of the law.

According to the inscription, the window was given in memory of the Rev. Stanley Arthur Spackman, "vicar of this church for 24 years," who died in 1953. The firm of William Morris & Co. of Westminster was only founded in about 1901, and lasted until 1958. It is quite distinct from the more famous William Morris, and its windows are easily distinguishable from it.

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  • Interior of St Alban's (this gives links to other stained glass windows in the church)
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